What makes you agile? Part two - Living Lean
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Recently, while visiting a client site, I was excited to see a large breakout room labeled “Agile Room”. You can only imagine my surprise when I walked in the door. I saw a series of cubicles. I saw people working very quietly and independently. I saw a scantly populated dusty board with only a few sticky notes and one single column labeled “Done”. When I asked about the naming of the room, they replied,
“Oh, well, we just call ourselves ‘agile’ because we deliver faster by not testing at all.”
But all is not lost (on you, not them) because this experience got me thinking more about just what does make you agile. If you read my last blog entry, I hinted that when you really start to understand agile disciplines, when you really start walking the walk, it is hard to not to look at any project in your life with an agile mindset. What, you don’t believe me?